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"It basically shows how to make an IT company survive from Open Source in a capitalist world. What do you get from it as a non customer or non affiliate to Red Hat? You get their contributions to the Linux Kernel and other OSS projects."
What do they give to other projects..? Please do give me some exsamples.
"Now it's easy to flame Red Hat by saying it's all about interests, but IMMO (In My Moderate Opinion) who doesn't has interests? People always have interests. Wanting a free world is an interest for example. "
It's very easy to flame a company if you don't like it. You show it in your own post
But i did'nt flame RH intentionel and i did mention that i wasnt out to start anything but i asked because i did'nt know.
"Where Red Hat really shines is in how to make business out of sharing their work. And ultimately everybody wins because you benefit from it, either directly (from Fedora) or indirectly (i.e. from the Linux Kernel). "
I do respect the fact that they give back their work but i don't use linux but i might benefit from it anyways who knows. I'm sure they support some of the open source software i use.
"This is one motivating agent for me to keep using Fedora."
Fedora is one of the distros i used in the past i cant say it was a pleasure. Very memory hungry. I'm sure it has improved but i cant really say i'm in a hurry to try it out again.
"Now, if you care about corporate ethics and their relation with companies related to OSS (Novell, Mandriva, Linspire, even Ubuntu) I invite you to take investigate about how they work, what they give and what they take back. I won't even talk about Microsuffer here - the most obvious opposite of Red Hat. "
You could add iXsystems to the list over companies that have a fine relationship with OSS.
that was what i wanted all along. Thanks dude. Cant help being lazy
As i expected they are involved in some of the software i have on most of my boxes.